Coming out as transgender was one of the scariest steps in my life because of the unknowns that followed. Through my harrowing experiences I have learned one important mantra:
“Friends and family come and go, the only person you have to live with for the rest of your life . . . is you. Take care of yourself, honor your truths and follow your gut.”
I continue to use this mantra to keep me going through the hardships that life presents us.